Sports World: Singapore ice skaters scoop five medals in Australia

S'pore ice skaters scoop five medals in Australia

MELBOURNE • Singapore won five medals inthe final leg of speed skating's Tri-Series South East Asia Cup in Australia which ended on Sunday.

National ice skater Lucas Ng finished third in the men's division while team-mate Danielle Han won silver in the ladies' class. Trevor Tan, 13, and Aiden Chan, 12, won bronze in the Junior C and D boys' categories respectively while Suvian Chua, 19, took silver in the ladies' junior A division.

Juventus clinch Serie A again after Napoli lose

LONDON • Juventus won the Italian Serie A for the fifth season in a row without kicking a ball yesterday after Napoli, the only team who could have caught them, were sunk 1-0 by a late Radja Nainggolan goal at AS Roma.

Juventus, who have led the table since beating Napoli 1-0 in February, were left with an unassailable 12-point lead with three games left to play as they clinched a record 31st league title.


Park returns to the pool but still won't go to Rio

SEOUL • Disgraced South Korean swim star Park Tae Hwan made a winning return to competition yesterday after serving an 18-month drug ban.

Park won the 1,500m freestyle at the 88th Dong-A meet in Gwangju, which doubles as South Korea's national trials for August's Rio Olympics - for which the swimmer, who won two silver medals at the London Games in 2012, remains ineligible.


South Africa bans events due to lack of diversity

JOHANNESBURG • South Africa has banned its cricket and rugby federations from hosting or bidding for international tournaments for at least a year due to their failure to increase representation of black players.

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula said the athletics and netball federations were also barred from bidding to stage global events after a report showed that four out of the five biggest sports have failed to create enough opportunities for black players.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World: S'pore ice skaters scoop five medals in Australia'. Subscribe